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2012 was another year in which The Minions bemoaned the state of the music world.

 

 

 
 

What Happened?

Tuesday.1.January.2013
Well, 2012 is gone. Here are our thoughts on the year that just happened.
     Best Of Lists: Indoor Miner
     Best Of Lists: Inspector Jason
     Best Of Lists: Malimus
     Best Of Lists: Mr. Pharmacist
     Best Of Lists: PostLibyan
     Best Of Lists: Tracers

Sunday.16.December.2012
     7" EP: Hiding Plastic Spders by Jeffrey Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters
     Album: 27 Rue de Mi'chelle by Carrousel
     Album: Lungs, Dirt, and Dreams by Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters
     Album: Strange Weekends by Porcelain Raft
     Album: Corner of the Dub by Solus 3

Sunday.2.December.2012
     Album: Call It Blazing by A Classic Education
     Album: Parlour Tricks by Parlour Tricks
     Concert: COLD SPECKS w/ P.A. DeLorenzo on Sunday.11.November.2012

Monday.12.November.2012
     Album: Gold Motel by Gold Motel
     Album: Landing by Landing
     Album: And So I Place You In the Setting Sun by MayMay
     Album: Bellow by Sister Crayon
     Concert: BO NINGEN w/ The F*g M*achine and Mother Of Six on Thursday.18.October.2012
     Single: HMN HMN HIM by Asobi Seksu

Sunday.28.October.2012
     7" EP: State Lines by State Lines
     Album: Sexy But Not Happy by Museum Mouth
     Concert: BALMORHEA w/ Takenobu on Thursday.4.October.2012
     Concert: MILO GREENE w/ Lucius on Thursday.18.October.2012
     EP: As You Stand Still by Planelifter
     Tracks: read about and listen to songs by: Balkans, Bear Mountain, Big Deal, Crystal Swells,
              North Atlantic Drift, Royal Bear, Salomé LeClerc, and Washed Out

Sunday.14.October.2012
     Album: Things... by Glowpeople
     Single: Summer Dresses by R. M. Hendrix
     Single: Inner City by So Many Wizards
     Single: Found Love In a Graveyard b/w Starry Eyes by Veronica Falls
     Tracks: read about and listen to songs by: Twin Cabins, Comet Gain, Breathe Owl Breathe,
                Katie Kate, 120 Days, The One AM Radio, and The Morning Clouds

Sunday.30.September.2012
     Album: The Tunnel by Ghost Heart
     EP: Pacer by The Bosco

Sunday.16.September.2012
     7" + digital singles: You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom b/w Happy, + Helicopter, +
          Glass
by Field Mouse
     Album: The Integral by Mother of Six
     Book: Invisible: Book 1: An Ivy Malone Mystery by Lorena McCourtney
     Concert: THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN w/ Psychic Paramount on
           Thursday.6.September.2012
     EP: Cooper's Dream by Suburban Living
     Tracks: read about and listen to songs by: The Golden Fable, Orcas, Golden Glow, Damon
         Moon and the Whispering Drifters, Grimes, Yalls, Soviet Soviet, Sidi Touré, Mayda,
         Xinlinsupreme, Cultfever, and Conquering Animal Sound

Wednesday.4.September.2012
     Album: Habitat 67 by Seven Nines and Tens
     Concert: CLOUDEATER w/ Kebbi Williams and Dark Room on Saturday.18.August.2012

Sunday.19.August.2012
     Album: Life Somewhere Else by Isidore
     Album: Teeth by The Loom
     Album: Young & Old by Tennis
     Concert: MILO GREENE w/ Family of the Year and Grace Bellury on Saturday.21.July.2012

Sunday.5.August.2012
     Album: Automatic by The Jesus and Mary Chain
     Album: Psychocandy by The Jesus and Mary Chain
     Concert: SPINESHANK w/ Shattered Sun on Thursday.26.July.2012
     EP: We Are by The Hypnotic Lights

Sunday.22.July.2012
     Album: False Positives by Akatombo
     Album: Cambridge Blue by Three Fields
     Album: Darklands by The Jesus and Mary Chain
     Compilation: Barbed Wire Kisses by The Jesus and Mary Chain
     EP: Beginner's Luck by Deku
     Novel: Dreamquest by Brent Hartinger
     Overview: The Jesus and Mary Chain
     Single: Crybaby by Cookies

Thursday.19.July.2012
     Album: Milo Greene by Milo Greene

Sunday.8.July.2012
     Album: Shallow Bed by Dry the River

Wednesday.27.June.2012
     Album: The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy by Nada Surf

Sunday.24.June.2012
     Album: Al_x by Al_x
     Album: Golden Years by Brothertiger
     Album: Riverhood by Holobody
     Album: Ausserwelt by Year of No Light
     EP: Much Ado About by Magic Bullets

Sunday.10.June.2012
     Concert: TIJUANA HERCULES w/ Woman's Work on Saturday.19.May.2012
     Concert: MAPS AND ATLASES w/ The Big Sleep and Sister Crayon on Friday.25.May.2012
     EP: Black Dog by Jennifer Left
     EP: AAVVAV by Paperfangs

Sunday.20.May.2012
     Album: Enemy/Lover by Dreamers of the Ghetto
     Album: Nice by Soviet Soviet
     Album: Coupled Lux Influx by Sunny Shadows
     Compilation: Anthology by Executioner
     Concert: ACTIVE CHILD w/ Balam Acab and Superhumanoids on Monday.7.May.2012
     EP: We All Play Synth by Common Deflection Problems
     Tracks: read about and listen to songs by: Big Deal, Field Mouse, Hooray For Earth, Sunbears,
         Miwa Gemini, Zebra & Snake, Megafaun, Crystal Swells, Doldrums, and Midas Fall (some
         downloads, some streaming)

Wednesday.2.May.2012
     7": Fantasy by Yalls
     Album: You Are All I See by Active Child
     EP: ... For a Better Place by Annie Barker
     Single: Parade by Everything Is Made In China

Sunday.22.April.2012
     Album: Area 52 by Rodrigo y Gabriela with C.U.B.A.
     Album: (Falling From) The Nutty Tree by Zoon Van Snook
     Concert: PACIFIC UV w/ Clean White Noise and Deku on Friday.6.April.2012
     EP: Perfectly Crystal by Asobi Seksu
     EP: As Our Blood Separates by Midas Fall

Monday.16.April.2012
     About 17,000 words, 146 photos, and 200 or so links, 4 pages
     
It is here at long last, our review of SxSW 2012.
     Wednesday 14 March, featuring River City Extension, Typhoon, Apparat, Films of Colour, Soft Swells, LightOuts, Blue Sky Black Death, Daughter, Dry the River, Mahogany, and The Spinto Band.
     Thursday 15 March, featuring Dead Leaf Echo, Alpine, Sneaky Hand, Cloudeater, Gold Beach, Films of Colour, Vacationer, Japanese Gum, Wooden Hand, Cardinal, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Maps & Atlases.
     Friday 16 March, featuring The Blind Shake, My Education, Library Voices, Hooded Fang, Computer Magic, The Mynabirds, Ganglians, Unicycle Loves You, and A Classic Education.
     Saturday 17 March, featuring The Wilderness of Manitoba, Art of Fresh, Abby Mott, Hatcham Social, Birdcall, Chamberlin, Pompeii, Fort Frances, Eli Mardock, The Loom, Mariana Bell, and The Ladders.
Enjoy.

Sunday.1.April.2012
     Album: Ghostory by School of Seven Bells
     Concert: ATTENTION SYSTEM w/ Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun; I Was Totally
                  Destroying It; and Shawn Zuzek
on Friday.9.March.2012
     Novel: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
     Tracks: reviews of promo songs byLibrary Voices, XRay Eyeballs, Yamantoka // Sonic Titan,
         Capybara, Sophia Knapp, Sandro Perri, Sun Glitters, Mr Fogg, Warning Light, Woodsman,
         Sauna, Infernal Devices, Three Fields, Greylag, Turf War, Inca Gold, Fenster, U.S. Elevator,
         Coast Jumper (some streaming, some downloads)

Sunday.11.March.2012
     Album: Hymns by Cardinal
     Album: Alma by England in 1819
     Album: Tender Is the Night by Golden Glow
     Album: Weekends by PacifcUV
     Album: Now We Can See by The Thermals
     Album: Conatus by Zola Jesus
     Novels: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Sunday.19.February.2012
     Album: Feel It Break by Austra
     EP: Brave Irene by Brave Irene
     Novel: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
     Remix Compilation: We Move Forward by The Silent League

Sunday.5.February.2012
     Album: So Beautiful Or So What by Paul Simon
     Album: Wildfire by Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun
     Concert: THE PURKINJE SHIFT on Friday.20.January.2012
     EP: The Sailors by Rah Rah

Sunday.15.January.2012
     Album: Zig Zaj by Boom Bip
     Album: Civilian by Wye Oak
     EP: Fireworks by Shackleton
     Novel: Dragonwyck by Anya Seton

Saturday.1.January.2012
Happy 2012, gentle readers. As is traditionaly, we have gathered together our thoughts on the year 2011 for your reading pleasure.
     Best Of Lists: Archen lists the most enjoyable of the many, many books she read in 2011.
     Best Of Lists: Indoor Miner talks music.
     Best Of Lists: Infinity Milk talks about enjoyable records.
     Best Of Lists: Inspector Jason discusses music, movies, and books.
     Best Of Lists: Malimus lists some records he enjoyed.
     Best Of Lists: Mr. Pharmacist lists some records.
     Best Of Lists: PostLibyan discusses music in many formats, and movies.
     Best Of Lists: Tracers reminisces about the years trends.

 

 

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